Benefits of habit “Stop cursing”

✓ Cleaner language
✓ More professional presence
✓ Sets example to peers
✓ Sets example to younger people

First step:

Stop 1 curse per day


1. Today, consciously stop yourself from saying 1 curse word. Keep the rate at 1 per day all week without exceptions.
2. Next week, increase the number of consciously stopped cursing to 2 curse words.
3. Keep increasing, until it becomes natural to stop cursing out loud.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Trigger your mind. While you can’t plan when a curse word will arise, you can trigger your mind to block it from leaving your lips. Use a stress ball or squeeze a pen whenever you feel it coming to know it’s time to block it.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder on this app to ring every morning that it’s 1 curse less day.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gone a month with successfully stopping yourself from cursing, go celebrate it in a rock or other loud concert, where you can let it all out without anyone saying a peep! Even though you’re striving for it every day, make sure to let the pressure building up inside of you out.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Observe yourself. In what situations do you feel most like cursing in? Do you do it casually or only when you’re stressed? Are there people around you that curse a lot and may influence your speech? Use this information and strategically stop yourself from cursing where you know you’re likely to do it most.
✓ Swear jar. As corny as it sounds, swear jar can help track exactly how much you curse over the day and help you reduce with monetary motivation. Quite literally.
✓ Substitution. Try finding different words, not hard curses to use instead of hardcore curses. It might not be much, but initial effect of cleaning up your language will be huge.